Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Second Cover to Cover sketching day

8th December 2013 - 10am to 2pm

Meet for a day sketching at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Meet at reception area at around 10am and at the café (if you are running a bit late) at around 10:30am
Sketch in the Museum during the morning, wherever you wish, till around 1pm when whoever is left can regroup at reception, have a group photo by the entrance and then we can go for a spot of lunch if you fancy it.

Please note there are a few restrictions on materials - see link:  http://www.ashmolean.org/documents/education/ArtMaterialsInTheGalleries.pdf
Remember to bring:
  • your Cover to Cover sketchbook or collect it on the day (by arrangement with Isabel Carmona)
  • your own materials (but see list above for restrictions)
  • any food or money for refreshment
You are welcome to bring friends and family along but each person is responsible for themselves.
Let me know: if you are willing to drive and give others a lift so that we can minimise the numbers of cars going.

First Sketching day - 3rd November

Cover to Cover got to a good start on the first Sunday of November - the sun came out, the location was beautiful and full of people - Newbury's Farmer's market.
There were nine of us to start with, which helps with "security in numbers" and gives more authority to our enterprise.
Initially some were a bit more intimidated by the stoppers by, but we had a great reception from the market people and also from the coffee shop where we descended on mass to have our first coffee of the day.

As usual a few stories came out - I learnt that the people running the vegetable stall were not brothers but "mates". 

I drew the bicycle stall run by Spokes and the lady who runs it kept glancing over at me while I sketched; she was very pleased when she came over to check what I was doing, she commented "people don't sketch very often these days, it is nice seeing you here".

Later on we started to feel the cold and we took refuge back in the café.

At the end there were only  three of us - Pam and Kate in the photo bravely showing their sketches....